Barktoberfest and Pit Bull Awareness Day

You Nashvillians, you sure do love your dogs. I would surely love my dog if I had one, that’s for sure. This weekend in particular is a great one for dog owners. In addition to the ever-so-dog-friendly Musicans Corner (3-6pm in Centennial Park), this Saturday will also see Pit Bull Awareness Day and Barktoberfest.

Let’s start with Barktoberfest, presented by Nashville Paw Magazine, in the Lenox Village Town Center. There’s even free parking at Oasis Church! If you like to dress your dog in costume or look at dogs in costume then you’ll like this event. It runs from 3-6pm and will feature music from Duncan May & The Restonators and Shotgun Scooter. For $15 you can even enter a costume contest for Most Creative Dog Costume, Cutest Dog Costume, Funniest Dog Costume, Best Pet & People Costume Combo and Best Kid Costume. There will even be trick-or-treating for human kids, so your child will get to do Halloween for TWO weekends. Consider kid me jealous.

Second up is Pit Bull Awareness Day at Bongo Java in Five Points. It runs from 11am-3pm and features, you guessed it, Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls often get a bad rap, but this event exists to bring awareness to all the good things about the breed. Pit Bulls have been shown to have incredible temperaments and are used successfully in rehabilitating patients, as search dogs for the police and military, visiting nursing facilities, and aiding the disabled. There will be a parade, contests, costumes, live music, and free spay and neutering for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes.



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